BBR delves deep into the vaults of Motown to bring you an exclusive, never before on CD, reissue of California Sunset by The Originals. This highly sought after album is considered one of THE ultimate underground Motown classics by Soul fans everywhere.
Formed in 1966, THE ORIGINALS worked as studio backup singers and featured on tracks like What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted by Jimmy Ruffin, For Once In My Life by Stevie Wonder and Edwin Starr’s politically fuelled jam, War. The group was made up of four singers, the group's baritone and founder Walter Gaines, tenors Hank Dixon and C.P. Spencer, an original member of Spinners and also bass singer, Freddie Gorman, who was one of the writers of Please Mr. Postman.
By 1970 Spencer had gone solo and was replaced by Ty Hunter who had been the lead singer with Scherrrie Payne in the R&B group, The Glass House.
In the late 60s, under the guidance and writing expertise of Al Green, The Originals scored two of their biggest hits early in their career with Baby I'm For Real and the Gold certified, The Bells. Produced by one of Motown’s legendary producers, Lamont Dozier, California Sunset contains smooth instrumentation and warm vocals befitting of the album title. Tracks like the R&B hit, Good Lovin Is Just A Dime Away and Sweet Rhapsody along with the title track all help secure this as one of the smoothest Soul albums to ever come out of Motor City.
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Why’d You Lie / Don’t Turn Off The Lights / It Could Never Happen / Good Lovin Is Just A Dime Away / California Sunset / Sweet Rhapsody / Fifty Years / Let Me Live In Your Life / Financial Affair / Nothing Can Take The Place (Of Your Love)
BONUS TRACK- Good Lovin Is Just A Dime Away (Single Version)